The Criminalization of Cannabis is a Sham
The criminalization of cannabis is a failure for a number of reasons. First, it disproportionately affects people of color. In the United States, African Americans are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than whites, despite using cannabis at similar rates. This disparity is even higher in states with stricter cannabis laws. Read More
The Great Weed Divide
According to a 2022 analysis of marijuana possession charges in Texas for the years 2017 to 2019, while only making up 12.9 percent of the state's population, African Americans accounted for 30.2% of all possession arrests.
Is Missouri Next in Line for Recreational Cannabis?
According to Missouri officials, a vote on legalizing marijuana will be on the state's ballot in November. A few legislators and members of the legislature were questioned by the FBI over lobbying efforts in support of the bill that would have permitted recreational usage without license caps. Missouri Democrats are divided over the marijuana legalization ballot measure as more information about the FBI probe into cannabis lobbying attempts becomes available. Read More